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New Release: Consortium – Gina A. Pond

Consortium - Gina A. Pond

QSFer Gina A. Pond has a new queer sci-fi book out, Survey book 4: Consortium. What if first contact happened, and nobody even noticed? Light-years away, years ago, something insignificant happened. Now, the spirits are restless. Loki has returned, seeking help for his people. Entire stations are being consumed, populations lost. No one understands why, and the threat continues to spread. Can Jack, Marsha and teenager Po carry the weight of saving Loki’s civilisation? This time, it may break them all. Get It At Amazon Excerpt Recording of Bridge ActivityUnity Fleet Ship JemisonUT 73891Library Record Number: L589Logged UT 73901—Possible Survey … Read more

New Release: Survey – Gina A. Pond

Survey - Gina Pond

QSFer Gina A. Pond has a new queer hard sci fi book out book out, Survey series book 1: Survey. This is the start of something huge.Kiah Hasan, a young, talented computer scientist haunted by her war-torn past, is reaching for something just beyond the edge of theoretical possibility. Her best friend, physicist Nigel Evans, is obsessed with pushing the boundaries of space travel. And Captain Josh Walker? He’s just out here for the adventure – and Kiah. Together with the crew of Trinity station, they head toward the Kuiper Belt – just as simmering political tension on Earth erupts … Read more

New Release: Of Mycelium and Men – William C. Tracy

Of Mycelium and Men

QSFer William C. Tracy has a new queer hard sci-fi book out: Of Mycelium and Men. Lida was their last chance for an uncolonized planet. But a world-spanning fungus had colonized it first. Agetha and her husband have spent their whole lives in the fleet’s zero-G. Now all is turmoil as the fleet lands, discovering they are surrounded by a single fungal biomass spanning the entire planet. To build a new home, the fleet must confront a dangerous organism, and Agetha must decide if she can raise a family in this inhospitable landscape. Jane Brighton holds tenuous command over the … Read more

FOR READERS: This Needs to Be A TV Series

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Jim Comer: A new HBO series, Raised By Wolves, brings to tv the ‘seedship’ idea used in novels such as Manseed and The Songs of Distant Earth. Another recent series, Upload, has looked at the ‘mind uploading’ idea explored by Bill Gibson and Greg Egan. What major hard-SF ideas would you like to see explored on TV or in film, ideas which haven’t been used onscreen and which are scientifically realistic? Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works … Read more